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Rainbow Falls, Hilo

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Visit Wiluku River State Park to witness Rainbow Falls, the 24 m (80 ft) waterfalls famous for the magnificent rainbows that shine through their mist. These falls, know to locals by their Hawaiian name, Waianuenue, rush down over a lava cave, which is considered to be the home of the ancient Hawaiian goddess Hina. At the foot of the falls, wild ginger and monstera plants surround a large pool. Naturally, the rainbows are especially strong after a rainstorm. Put Rainbow Falls into our Hilo trip builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Hilo.
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A convenient starting point for any exploration of the eastern portion of the Island of Hawaii, Hilo features many air-conditioned hostels, ideally priced for backpackers and other travelers not intending to spend a great deal of time indoors. For additional amenities and more privacy, book a room at a private bed and breakfast or small hotel near the town's best beaches. To stay closer to the hub of tourist action, consider a mid-range inn located in one of the old buildings in Hilo's historic downtown area.
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  • Rainbow falls must be seen with the sun behind you to see the rainbows that make it famous. Get there early for better pictures & fewer people. It's amazing!  more »
  • A nice spot for a quick visit a little north of Hilo . A short walk from the pay to park lot to the viewpoint . Quick picture or 2 and you are done . Trail leading to another viewpoint was closed do t...  more »
  • This is a great spot for people with limited mobility. You can drive up, get out of your car and see the falls from a ramp. Very lovely. A short visit but worth stopping.  more »